Independent Review and Support Committee
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Professor Thomas Luger obtained his MD from Vienna University, where he was both a resident and assistant professor of dermatology. He is currently the director and chairman of the Department of Dermatology as well as the director of the Institute for Cell Biology and Immunobiology of the Skin at Münster University. His clinical interest is focused on allergic inflammation and autoimmune diseases of the skin, and his main areas of research are the role of cytokines and neuropeptides in the regulation of the function of dendritic cells on immune tolerance.
Martin Metz is Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He is also the executive medical director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy and head of the pruritus clinics. His main scientific areas of interest are mast cell biology, neuroimmunology, inflammation and innate immunity, the major clinical focus is on pruritus and mast cell mediated diseases.